What order?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Simonr, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. SimonrNew MemberMember

    Hello my name is Simon. I've been keeping fish for about 8 months. I'm currently running a tetratech ex1200 on my tank. I want to change the media to alphagrog but I'm unsure which of the current media to replace.

    Top tray Purigen and floss


    Scrubbie balls

    Bottom Ceramic rings

    Thanks for any help guys.
  2. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning and Welcome to Fish Lore!

    Keep in mind that the filter media houses your beneficial bacteria needed to sustain the tanks cycle. Removing and or replacing the media will remove this bacteria and may create a mini cycle with increased ammonia levels.

    I would recommend that you drop the new filter media into the tank and leave there for 1 month so that it can seed itself with more beneficial bacteria. After the month is up, then you can add it into your filter. This will help to preserve the bacteria that the tank needs.

    I'm not familiar with this product: alphagrog

    What is its purpose?

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  3. ToniaWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome Simon!!

    I have never used alphagrog, but from looking it up on a search, I see that it's a volcanic rock filter media often mentioned in use with koi ponds, but I see that it could be quite beneficial to almost any tank.

    The only down side was a comment to make sure you wear gloves when using this media as the rocks can be quite sharp and cut your hands.

    If you change over, I would follow Ken's advice and allow the media to get seeded with beneficial bacteria before changing over completely.

    Nice meeting you Simon!!!
  4. SimonrNew MemberMember

    Thanks for the replies guys.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 23, 2018
  5. oscarsbudWell Known MemberMember

    I don't know anything about that type of media, just wanted to say hi and that I like the look of your tank.
  6. SimonrNew MemberMember

    Thanks for the warm welcome.

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